cultural & social
Description: Do you feel anxious when you are speaking to native English speakers because you do not know which words or phrases are offensive or "politically incorrect"? We will cover some common "dangerous" English words or phrases. We will talk about when to use and when not to use certain words, "dangerous" pronunciation of words, common double meanings of words, as well as the meanings of some non-verbal gestures.
This workshop is cosponsored by the International Center and Munger Graduate Residences.
Description: Each culture has norms established that are usually unwritten and may be unclear to people who are new to that culture. Part of adjusting to a new country is learning about what to do and what not to do in social situations. This interactive workshop will highlight 10 common U.S. cultural norms and expected behaviors that could save you from discomfort or embarrassment later.
Description: Ann Arbor Restaurant Week comes to town twice a year (January and June). It is a local celebration of dining in the community. Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows for one incredibly fixed low price. RSVP here if you are interested by Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm.
Spiritual Community: Chinmaya Mission
RSVP by Tuesday, February 7 at 5pm
Description: The Ann Arbor area and Southeast Michigan are home to a great diversity of religious communities from many traditions. Exploring Spiritual Communities is a great opportunity for international students and scholars to learn about several different religious communities and to visit their places of worship.
Description: University Health Service (UHS) staff will describe campus health care services available to students and scholars, how to use services and how services relate to insurance. The workshop includes a 30-minute presentation followed by an optional tour of UHS.
This workshop is co-sponsored by University Health Service (UHS).
Latest News: This trip is sold out and we do not keep a wait list. If you are unable to purchase a ticket and still wish to come, on the day of the trip, bring the exact amount of cash for the trip and meet us at one of the meeting locations. We cannot guarantee you will be able to get on the bus.
Description: The International Student Lunch Conversation is a casual time and space for international students to make friends, eat food, and talk about how it is to be an international student in the U.S. and at the University of Michigan. The group will address a specific topic each time, such as adjusting to the U.S., getting to know American culture, and dealing with academic stress, but is also open for students to bring their own topic.
Description: The U.S. elects a president and vice president every four years. 2016 is an election year and Americans will elect a new president on November 8. During the workshop, you will learn how U.S.
Description: American football is popular amongst sports fans in the United States. The University of Michigan is home to Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House.” Many college students like to spend Saturdays watching college football and attending on-campus sporting events is one way to show school spirit.
During the program, you will learn some basic rules about American football game, enjoy food, and watch the first half of the game (UM vs Rutgers starts at 7pm) on the screen with other international students.